Posts Tagged ‘vacation’

The South Beach of Miami and Key West held a varitable cornocopia of sites to see. We arrived on the front end of Spring Break, which meant plenty of youth, energy, martinis, mango margueritas, and Cuban pork (with black beans and yellow rice).

Best takeaways of 96 hours out of Minneapolis…

  • Exit and bulkhead row seating
  • No winter coat, no jeans and no socks
  • Manual elevators at Merv Griffin’s Blue Moon
  • The Seven-Mile bridge
  • Wandering roosters
  • Sand
  • Grey Goose martinis with triple olives (make mine dirty)
  • SPF 15
  • Self-guided tour of Key West on motor scooter
  • Hemingway’s Key West home complete with plenty of writing inspiration
  • Late night key lime pie and coffee at the Grand Cafe
  • Local artists
  • Walking Eastwardly for the best Cuban restaurant on the planet
  • 801 Duval
  • Peel and eat shrimp with horseradish
  • Tiki Bars
  • Helping the directionally challenged
  • The Southernmost Point
  • Blue Heaven’s avocado omelette
  • It’s a small island
  • No wristwatch



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R&R in Key West

I’m going here. To Key West, Fla. An extended weekend is coming up and I am stoked about getting out of Minneapolis at a time when snow and colder temps are in the forecast.

mainkeysIt’s been nearly two years since I’ve taken a real vacation. There are many places I haven’t traveled, but a warm weather, on-the-beach-vacation sounds like a perfect way to regenerate energy for the balance of winter in Minnesota.

More details to come on the trip and sites seen.


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